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Intelligence Based Crime Reduction Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $323,587)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program, administered by the Office of Justice Programs' (OJP's) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), furthers the Department's mission by assisting state and local jurisdictions in improving the criminal justice system and assisting communities in preventing drug abuse and crime. In fiscal year 2007, the Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program will focus on funding local, regional, and national efforts within six major categories: 1) targeting violent crime; 2) preventing crime and drug abuse; 3) enhancing local law enforcement; 4) enhancing local courts; 5) enhancing local corrections and offender reentry; and 6) facilitating justice information sharing. All categories combat, address, or otherwise respond to precipitous or extraordinary increases in crime, or in a type or types of crime.

The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department will utilize its Fiscal Year 2007 Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Category I: Targeting Violent Crime funds to upgrade its records management system in an effort to streamline data collection and data analysis throughout Dutchess County. This upgrade will allow all partner agencies to access data in order to better facilitate intelligence-led policing directed towards decreasing Part I violent crime in the area. The proposed records management system upgrade is critical in facilitating the movement of intelligence and analysis between the collaborating partner agencies.


Date Created: September 25, 2007